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GeoWrap: Indian geospatial industry upbeat on Union Budget; SkyWatch raises funds to bring EO data to mass market and more

3D at Depth achieves milestone in offshore LiDAR metrologies

US: 3D at Depth, an international provider of advanced subsea LiDAR (SL) systems and survey support services, has completed its 300th subsea LiDAR spool metrology. The subsea LiDAR measurement, conducted offshore within the Mediterranean Sea, covered eight long spool metrologies with lengths greater than 90m and was completed in 24 hours. The project delivered considerable savings overall for the EPIC installation contractor and provided valuable 3D data for the oil and gas…(Read more)

DroneDeploy launches new cloud-based drone software for roofing industry

US: DroneDeploy has announced the launch of a drone solution for the roofing industry that automatically generates accurate and comprehensive roof analytics. For the first time, roofing, solar, and insurance companies can easily and affordably inspect and measure roofs with industry-leading accuracy. DroneDeploy’s roofing solution integrates an autonomous 3D Flight App with a roof-specific flight mode and an application that generates PDF roof reports and DXF files...(Read more)

Descartes Labs, Planetek Italia partner to analyze big satellite data using cloud

US: Descartes Labs and Planetek Italia have announced a partnership to transform big data from space into actionable knowledge for global users. The agreement brings together Descartes Labs’ machine learning algorithms and computer vision tools with Planetek’s monitoring services based on the Rheticus cloud platform. Under the agreement, Descartes Labs and Planetek Italia will develop new remote sensing applications in areas such as precision farming and sustainable…(Read more)

SkyWatch raises seed financing of $3.2 million to bring satellite data to mass market

Canada: Digital infrastructure provider for Earth observation data, SkyWatch, has raised $4M CAD [3.2M USD] to continue the development of the world’s largest aggregation and distribution platform for satellite data. Their innovative distribution platform, EarthCache, allows companies to cost-effectively integrate Earth observation satellite data into their applications, while empowering satellite operators to efficiently distribute data to new and previously underserved markets…(Read more)

TomTom Telematics launches next-generation fleet management

US: TomTom Telematics has launched a new product line-up to enable faster, more efficient, fleet management. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, WEBFLEET, has been completely rebuilt and includes brand new features and a fresh, more intuitive user experience that includes advanced customization capabilitiesThe revamped software is enhanced when coupled with the new range of TomTom PRO driver terminals. Together they help provide more effective job dispatch while…(Read more)

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Indian geospatial industry upbeat on heavy infra push in Union Budget

budget 2018 geospatial industryThe Union Budget 2018 has brought cheers to major industries and the geospatial industry is no exception. But the key take away of this budget is undoubtedly the record allocation of INR 5.97 lakh crore for infrastructure spending in India. This comes as a bonanza as it will open up new avenues for the Indian geospatial industry. The budget has also given major emphasis on the welfare of rural society by announcement of National Health Protection Scheme and huge investment…(Read more)